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john roberts. >> i do solemnly swear. >> for president obama both a solemn constitutional event in the blue room and a dad sharing an emotional moment with his girls. >> i did it! >> a sigh of relief, 75 days after a tough re-election victory over republican mitt romney but right back to work for a president getting regular updates on the terror attack in algeria a reminder of the grave threat from al qaeda, one of many looming second-term challenges hanging over the swearing in where the aides say the address will bring the nation together. >> people here in washington need to seek common ground he will make that point. >> there are other signs suggesting the opposite such as defiant tone at the news conference last week and a new group made up of fore campaign aides now planning to pressure congress. >> i was surprised this week to see him transition the campaign committee into an ongoing campaign-style effort to have an impact on the washington debate because it doesn't seem the lesson of the first term that worked out very well. >> those battles begin again on tuesday, for n
john roberts. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the united states, so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> 3 activist groups have received permission to protest president obama along the route of the nrk parade. the anti-war group answers says it expects -- we will have more on the inauguration after headlines. alice four people have been killed in u.s. drone strike inside yemen. yemeni government says the attack of four militants but the claim has not been independently verified. the attack comes one day after those of anger of the drone attacks blocked a main road linking the targeted town with the capital. the obama administration meanwhile reportedly has decided to exclude cia drone strikes in pakist from new legal oversight for targeted killings overseas. the washington post reports counter-terrorism advi
, the president surrounded only by his immediate family, chief justice john roberts, whose wife was there, as well as the press secretary, jay carney. but really a small number of individuals in that room as he was sworn in just a short time ago. inaugural planners are looking outside as we stand just in front of the reviewing stand, the exact place where the president and his family will watch the parade pass tomorrow, saying we could only wish this weather will stick around for the next 24 hours. but of course the real ceremonies take place for most americans that come here, as we have noted before, roughly 600,000 to 800,000 americans expected tomorrow, roughly a third of the nearly 2 million here four years ago. after all the ceremony and the pomp and the pageantry we return to governing. on "meet the press" we heard from david axelrod about some of the challenges the president will face. >> rebuilding the economy in which the american dream, the american compact is fresh where people who work hard feel like they can get ahead. that's not just about dealing with the fiscal crisis. it's about e
justice john roberts will uses a note card to avoid the same oath snafu that happened to him last time. >> 102%. >> i'll bet you. >> i'll bet you. i will bet you a quarter. >> i bet he doesn't. >> this will be the second president in american history who takes the oath of office four times -- >> after fdr. >> this guy had two, the original one and the re-do, first term, today, and tomorrow, four times. >> barnes & noble gets a big scheduling tip of the hat for signing the memoir on the day of the swearing-in. >> is it really out of barnes & noble? >> yes! >> you are the big supreme court -- what if the justices started wearing advertisements on their robes, like nascar drivers -- barnes & noble, lennox china -- >> i like it. >> i will tell you what happened. >> i want to hear! >> i boarded my flight last night to come down here. they hold using, saying they are not ready. we are standing here, ready to get on. it wasn't that they weren't ready. justice sotomayor walks in front of everybody because she's a supreme court justice and they get her on the ?riet as they do with any supreme c
in by chief justice john roberts who used notes to avoid the repeat of the slightly bungled oath four years ago. and last night, the president was at a candlelight ceremony at the museum and here is part of his remarks at that event. >> and we're committed to the basic notion that when we put our shoulders to the wheel of history, it moves. it moves. it moves forward. >> the inaugural parade is one of the highlights of today's events, but the biggest news maker, of course, will be the inaugural address. while the white house has not yet released any excerpts from the speech, a presidential advisor gave a few hints yesterday about what will be in that address. >> he's going to talk our political system doesn't require us to resolve all of our political dispute, but common ground and he's going to make that point strongly that people here in washington need to seek common ground. >> and white house officials say today's speech will hit some broad themes and the president will outline in more detail what he expects during his next four years, during the state of the union address, that will be
, the honorable john roberts was administered the oath of office. everyone, please stand. >> are you prepared to take the oath, senator? >> i am. >> i, barack obama, do solemnly swear that i will execute the presidency of the united states and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the united states so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. [cheers and applause] [fanfare sounds] ♪ [playing "presidential march"] [cannons firing] [cheers and applause] >> it is my great honor to present the 44th president of these united states, barack obama. [cheers and applause] [crowd chanting "obama"] >> thank you. thank you. my fellow citizens, i stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. i thank president bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition. 44 americans have now taken the presidential oath. the words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of pea
second term administration. the president was officially sworn in by chief justice john roberts yesterday at the blue room at the white house as the first lady and the obama daughters looked on. but in the little less than two hours the president will affirm that oath before a much larger crowd with 100% more pomp and an equal proportion of circumstance. we have a stellar group of guests joining us throughout the day. honestly, to cut to the chase, it is pretty much everybody you know from msnbc. plus, visits with some members of the obama administration, folks from congress, we'll have live reports from the capitol and all along the parade route. and who knows what surprises along the way. it will be a fun day. reverend al sharpton and chris hayes are joining us onset as the day goes along. alongside me are melissa maris perry, ed schultz and the one and only chris matthews. mr. matthews, this is, i think of this as chris christmas. >> i think of the alternative it could be today. john bolden becoming secretary of state, the coke brothers up on the podium with donald trump, it is not tha
in in the white house blue room by chief justice john roberts. msnbc will bring special live coverage of the moment. normally, for a reelected president, it is the time to begin thinking of a legacy. having to run for re-election, the president is free to pursue the agenda that will enshrine him. among america's greats were abe lincoln and thomas jefferson. for this u.s. president, the first african-american ever elected to the office, the historical legacy has already been written before he officially began his first term. four years ago, president barack obama welcomed the weight of that legacy casting himself as a blank canvas to project our lofty hopes for change and great expectations for the nation. the first item on his agenda, that bright legacy and suggested those hopes were well placed. president obama tried and succeeded where previous democratic presidents tried and failed. he enacted legislation that provided universal health care for all americans. four years after the first inauguration our lofty hopes for what was possible have been dragged back down to earth by the co
national correspondent john roberts goes inside the tragic numbe numbers. >> just as the pentagon thought it was making headway on the military suicide, a troubling reversal. 349 active duty service members took their lives in 2012. sharp increase from the previous year's 301. >> more veterans to suicide, to combat. that should outrage all americans. if there was an enemy weapons system kill 300 troops a year we'd figure out how to eliminate that enemy. >> the mill their tried to address the problem. every branch has a comprehensive suicide prevention program. >> how many of you in here know of someone who committed suicide? >> after remaining relatively flat for three years in t number of suicides spiked to record highs. >> it's a constant struck to understand the riskbe factors at play. we are dealing with the post dramatic stress, dramatic brain injury. service members on tremendous prescription medication, with multiple surgeries. >> general peter corelli, vice chief of staff said it's a difficult issue to fully understand. >> i happen to believe that the department of defense is doin
thanks to note cards for chief justice john roberts. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear... >> for president obama both a solemn constitutional event in the blue room and just a dad sharing an emotional moment with his girls. >> i did it. >> a sigh of relief 75 days after a tough reelection victory over republican mitt romney. yet it's right back to work for a president getting regular updates from the terror attack in algeria a reminder of the grave threat of al qaeda one of the moving challenges hanging over's ceremonial swearing in where aids say the inaugural address will focus on bringing the nation together. >> he will bring that point very strongly people in washington need to seek common ground. >> republicans note other signs suggest just the opposite such a defiant tone they news conference and new group made up of former campaign aids pressuring congress. >> i was surprised to see him switch his campaign committee into an ongoing campaign style effort to have an impact on the washington debate. doesn't seem that worked out very well. >> it is for tuesday but fo
john roberts, hundreds of thousands jammed the national mall. president obama had his hand on bibles use d by president lincon and martin luther king. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> we, the people -- >> reporter: in his inaugural address president obama echoed themes sounded by lincoln and king. >> while freedom is a gift from god, it must be secured by his people here on earth. >> reporter: the president urged action on the deficit and global warming and keeping kids safe. >> we reject the belief america must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation who will build its futu future. >> reporter: we can, he said, find a way. >> my fellow americans, we are made for this moment and we will see so long as we see this together. >> reporter: many who came were moved. >> hopefully it's kicking off a great second term and a new direction for the country. >> it's great and seeing all the fellowship. >> reporter: so much to see and hear. beyonce's national anthem. ♪ gave proof through the night >> reporter: the
john roberts administered the oath of office to the president, and he delivered the second inaugural address which lasted just over 18 minutes. >> for our journeys are not complete until our wives and mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal, as well. our journey is not complete until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote. our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity. until bright young students and engineers are inlisted in our work force rather than expelled from our country. our journey is not complete until all of our children from the streets of detroit to the hills of appalachians, to the quiet lanes of newtown, know that they are cared for and cherished, and always safe from harm. that is our generation's task. to make these w
and it's something that frankly republicans are going to have to answer to. two republican justices, john roberts -- i didn't see kennedy, but they're looking at them to how decisions are going to come down when they hear the arguments in march. >> you know, when martin luther king first spoke on the mall, i was living here. and i was coming down, and people were screaming at all of the black people who were coming to hear him, and they were screaming and throwing things and calling them african bullies. and today, when i was watching this scene, that's all i could think about, was the hatred that was coming from everywhere toward the people and toward martin luther king. and there was an interesting body language with obama today. he seemed so much more confident. he sort of loped out, you know. last time, he was more, you know, sort of formal and ridged. >> we call it swagger. >> yeah, like i own it now. i'm here. and you could sense that he really felt, even in this last four years that so much had changed, and he was able to talk more about equality. it seemed to me there was more abo
. >>> the inauguration ceremony officiated by chief justice john roberts. president obama will be surrounded by family, friends and staff, placing his hands on the robertson family bible, which was a gift family. >>> first up, vice president joe biden. you're looking at a live picture of the naval observatory, where they are getting ready for the ceremony. he will be sworn in during a private ceremony in just a few minutes. supreme court justice sonia sotomayer was chosen. mr. biden will take the oath using a family bible. >>> then of course tomorrow is the public inauguration. this is where crews are putting final touches on the national mall. 800,000 people are expected to attend when the president takes the oath at noon tomorrow. the parade, of course, will follow. then tomorrow's ceremony after that, as well, as we said. saturday turned out to be a great day to take in the festivities. but what about tomorrow? >> lot of pressure on the weather department when it comes to this weekend. let's take a look at the maps and start off with satellite radar composite. not much
administered by the chief justice john roberts, jr. the public swearing-in and all the pomp and circumstance that go with it were put off until today and what a day it is. the temperature right now is in the high 30s. the sky is clear, a brilliant winter's day in the nation's capital. people are pouring into the national mall to witness a day of history. the first family began the day by attending services at st. john's church. that's right across the street from the white house. that's a long-standing tradition for presidents on inauguration day. joining me now in our cbs coverage is bob schieffer, our chief washington correspondent and anchor of ""face the nation."" bob, what are you expecting to see? >> well, it's going to be an important day for the nation, but i must say, you know, the fiscal cliff negotiations, the slaughter of those children in connecticut made it difficult for washington to be festive this time around. it's also a very unusual atmosphere because of this gridlock. i mean, you're not hearing people talk about hope and renewal this time around, but is the government bro
in a private white house ceremony. fox's john roberts is live at the west front of the capitol building, that's where tomorrow's inauguration will take place. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning, alisyn. 11:55 the president will say the 37 words of the oath of office and hopefully correctly this time. a short ceremony as we saw with the vice-president. a big show at the west front of capitol tomorrow on the inauguration platform. the second time around is always different for a president and this will be no different. back in 2009, there really was a watershed moment in american history and this one will be shall we say, more town to earth. and half the number of people expected than in '09 and 6 to 800,000, taking place at a part of toxic partisanship on capitol hill, but the inauguration of chairman chuck schumer believes that things are going to be get better in america and told me yesterday he thinks that big changes are ahead. here is what he said. >> a large partisan difference, it's not just in conference. the american people are more partisan than there used to be, but i th
a bit on the capital steps and supreme court justice john roberts had to redo it at the white house. >> i lo like how you say it was botched. you don't point a finger of blame to either one. >> not on a day like this. >> james taylor, kelly clarkson will be performing in the celebration. and following a luncheon, the inaugural parade down pennsylvania avenue will kick off today at 2:30 this afternoon. what the president will be facing the next four years, coming up. >>> a lot of people are curious, of course, to see what the first lady will be wearing again today. already she's made a big change, her new bangs getting a lot of attention as well. the president has finally weighed in on that new do. we'll tell you what he thinks about it. he's a smart man. >> yeah, come on. really? like he might say something bad? i don't think so. >>> on a different note, football fans in this area have another reason to be really excited this morning. baltimore ravens headed to the super bowl to take on the san francisco 49ers. head coaches brothers, john and jim harbaugh, going at each other. first
in for a second term as president of the united states by chief justice john roberts. this is the official swearing-in on january 20th as mandated by the constitution. and because that date falls on a sunday this year, the ceremonial public swearing-in will take place tomorrow on the steps of the u.s. capitol followed by the inaugural luncheon and then the parade down pennsylvania avenue. earlier this morning vice president joe biden was sworn in for his second term. justice sonia sotomayor officiated at the naval observatory. following that the president and vice president took part in the traditional wreath-laying ceremony at arlington national cemetery at the tomb of the unknowns. in a few moments, as he recites the 35-word presidential oath, the president will place his hand on the robinson family bible, that's his wife's family, and michelle obama and their children, sasha and malia will be at his side. to david gregory, monday's fights will be the same as friday's fights. but does he deposit for political capital here today? >> i think he does. he's very confident, a second-term pres
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't want to overturn roe v wade, even john roberts in his confirmation hearing said it's settled law. for the pro-life movement, the conversation needs to shift to changing hearts and minds about people making personal choices and figuring out rather than an all-out ban, where do you set -- where is an appropriate place to set the line. >> i think that's where they're making inroads. if you look at what's happening in a lot of states, all sorts of provisions being put in place around abortion. few abortion clinics, mississippi, louisiana, north dakota, south dakota, only one abortion clinic. in some cases, doctors have to have an ultrasound done before women get abortions. in some cases they have to read about this idea that somehow if you get an abortion, you might be more suicidal. i think at the state level, the pro-rights movement, republicans are doing some -- >> quickly -- >> but they're winning right now in some of these conservative places on policy but that is driving, i believe, and we're seeing in our polling, women to go the other direction. they are awakening a conversat
, january 20th, as required, of course, by the united states constitution. chief justice john roberts administered the oath at the white house. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states. >> preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states. >> congratulations, sir. >> tomorrow he's going to do it again in front of the capitol for all to see and followed by the parade. i really like how they coordinated their clothes today. >> they did coordinate their clothes. >> they did. the tie was good. >> and they got the oath right. >> which was a change from last time around. >> they didn't have to redo the oath today. now, of course, into the evening hours attention turn
. supreme court justice sotomayor sworing him in and john robert also swear in president obama, a small private ceremony at the white house in advance of tomorrow's public event. about 800,000 expected right there at the national mall tomorrow far fewer than turned out four years ago for the first inaugural for president obama and everything about set where the president will deliver his inaugural address. our powerhouse roundtable standing by on what to expect but first happy to welcome david plouffe to "this week." >> thanks for having me. >> lay out the vision the president expects to deliver to the nation tomorrow. >> i think he is going to talk about how our founding principles and values can still guide us in today's modern and changing world. we do look at this in the state of the union as a package so in the inaugural he'll allow his vision for a second term, the detailed blueprint and ideas will be in the state of the union so i think you have to view these as a package and say that our political system does not require us to resolve all of our differences or settle all of our
justice john roberts, who flubbed his words for years ago, triggering a second swearing in. this time the president's hand on two bibles, president lincoln's and dr. martin luther king's. this time it was the president who seemed to swallow the words. >> the office of president of the united state -- >> and will, to the best of my ability. >> reporter: and then the president's address, with the theme of moving forward together. >> my fellow americans we are made for this moment. and we will see this as long as we see this, together. together. together. >> reporter: the first president ever to include in his inaugural and talking about the struggle for civil rights. >> for if we are truly created equal, the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. >> reporter: as the president made his exit, a pause turning around to take in his final inaugural moment one more time. a microphone picking up what he said. >> reporter: they look like so many american families do when they take in a parade. and we learned the family of the late dr. martin luther king asked the president and the
, of course, where the president was formally sworn in yesterday by chief justice john roberts. we saw chief justice john roberts with the oath in his hand. he was sworn in for the third time yesterday. he will be sworn in for a fourth time in about an hour. >> it's one of the human details. we'll see if he holds it again when he appears on the platform. it was about his prodigious memory four years ago. >> but the moments going in for the supreme court justices can be tough ones. it shows the division of government and the court having tremendous power in this system. and this president and this chief justice are not on the same page. we've seen that throughout our history, starting with thomas jefferson, who hated john marshall, his cousin. and we saw it again with abraham lincoln and roger tony. and you have that division of government and tension on this platform today. >> i think one of the things you note is the two marine guards, how much security has changed in the white house over the last few years. >> there's dr. joe biden, the vice president's wife, who we know, very active in he
the first time because the mistake made by chief justice john roberts. he also took the official oath of office yesterday. that was in a private ceremony, which we broadcast from the white house. let's check in with soledad o'brien. we've got correspondents stationed all over the national mall, all over the parade route, to give you a complete look at what is going to be happening today. stay with us throughout the day. soledad, what are you seeing? how crowded is it getting where you are? >> anderson, i have to tell you it's starting to get crowded because i have one of the best seats in the house except i don't really have a seat. i'm here with folks who have these coveted blue tickets. look at that and weep because they get to be in some of the most amazing seats. these are folks who either are donors or related to people who are in elected positions, and they get to sit right in front of the president. right there is the balcony of the capitol where the president will take the oath of office. somebody else who gets to have a great seat in the house, if you're a celebrity. same thi
that this number could rise again this year. it is a very important issue to address and john roberts is on it today live in atlanta. these numbers are disturbing, john. >> reporter: they really are, martha. a real turn around from the thar the last few years. here are the latest numbers the tally from the pentagon, look at this. in 201-1301 active duty service members died by suicide. in 2012 that number jumped to 249, this despite the pentagon has made suicide a priority and that every branch in the military has an aggressive and comprehensive suicide prevention program. perhaps most troubling, though is the situation with the marines. they were leadingth way in suicide prevention. we did a report on their program, yet last year their numbers jumped by 50 -- 50%. there is still an awful lot of troops falling through the cracks despite all of this focus on suicide prevention. bonnie carol is the director of the tragedy assistance program for survivors. here is what she told me about it. >> there may be traumatic brain injuries that are undiagnosed. post-traumatic stress causing anxie
noon today, the president being sworn in by chief justice john roberts and you're also going to hear his inauguration speech. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear -- >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear -- >> that i will faithfully execute -- >> that i will faithfully execute -- >> the office of president of the united states -- >> the office of president of the united states -- >> and will, to the best of my ability -- >> and will, to the best of my ability -- >> preserve, protect, and defend -- >> preserve, protect, and defend -- >> the constitution of the united states -- >> the constitution of the united states -- >> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations mr. president. [applause] ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, it is my great privilege and distinct honor to introduce the 44th president of the united states of america, barrack h. obama! [applause] >> thank you. thank you so much. vice president biden, mr. chief justice, members of the united states congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens
suffered a traumatic brain injury and ptsd. attorney john henry browne discussed the mental state of john bales -- robert bales. >> he is a strong person but i think he would agree with what i said, he feels abandoned by the army. >> a u.s. marine is facing a likely demotion in rank after pleading guilty to urinating on the corpse of a man in afghanistan. staff sergeant edward deptola was charged after video emerged in july 2011 showing u.s. soldiers urinating on dead afghans. deptola admitted he failed to supervise other marines, saying -- "i was in a position to stop it and i did not." u.s. house republicans are continuing their fight to preserve the 1996 defense of marriage act or doma, which denies federal recognition of gay marriage. the obama administration refusing to enforce it after deeming it unconstitutional but republicans are seeking to keep it in effect through the courts. the huffington post is reporting republicans have allocated nearly $3 million in tax funds for their legal costs to challenge the administration in court. the republican state leadership committee has rele
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national correspondent john roberts is live in atlanta making a closer look at awful this. john. >> reporter: good afternoon to you. this really is a troubling reversal of what had been a positive trend over the past couple of years. here are the numbers according to a pentagon survey back in 2011 a year ago we had 301 suicides among active duty members n. 201-2349 suicides. that eastbound exceeded the deaths in afghanistan. the trend is continuing despite efforts by the pentagon to make it a top priority and every branch of the military has a comprehensive suicide prevention program. most troubling is the marines. they had been leading the charge in suicide prevention. the numbers had been down a couple of years. we dad did a report on that program. their numbers of service members, marines who committed suicide went up by 50% last year. according to bonnie carol who heads up the tragedy assistance program for survivors more and more troops are feeling the affects of repeated deployments. here is what she told me. >> for our men and women in uniform these are challenging times.
the chief justice john roberts messed up the oath and messed it up in response and a second time privately and a third time on sunday, the day the constitution says he has to do it and fourth time for the pomp and circumstance on monday. why can't we just, why do we have to have sunday and monday? >> that's the law. >> so he can, it's so he can go in on the white house bios and say i was inaugurated more than ronald reagan. >> megyn: that's like fdr. >> that's the best way to book it, i'm better than george bush. >> he's the equal of fdr, the only guy who served four times. it's the law, megyn, he has to do it-- >> he doesn't have to do the monday thing, he has to do the sunday thing. >> oh, no, he has to do the sunday thing, that's in private and as you know, the event at the capitol is on monday. >> megyn: why? why can't we have the event at the capitol on sunday? >> i agree. >> well, you agree? >> i don't know, i'm going to figure this question out before bret and i are co-anchoring our coverage on sunday and monday. before i let you go, i'm going to take you back, i hope bret is watchi
24 hours ago. chief justice john roberts administered the oath during a private ceremony at the white house. unlike four years ago, they got it right this time on the first take. president obama's youngest daughter sasha offered her approval. >> congratulations mr. president. >> thank you, mr. chief justice. thank you so much. >> congratulations. >> thank you, sweetie. >> hey. thank you. >> good job, daddy. >> i did it. all right. thank you, everybody. >> so cute. >> didn't mess up. >> good girls. all right. so we've got the start of a new chapter for the 51-year-old president. >> you know after a divided first four years in office he starts anew. there's a lot of hope inside the white house and outside the white house that the next four years will be better than the last as far as actually washington working together. today he's going to be publicly sworn in from the capitol overlooking the national mall followed by the inaugural address. >> and today is expected to take on a less spectacular tone than came with the messages of hope and change that d
years ago and is done traditionally by supreme court justice john roberts, and there'll actually be two bibles used in this time. the first is the lincoln bible. this was used by the president four years ago, the same bible that was used by president lincoln when he was sworn in in 1861, and that will be on top of the king family bible which has been graciously provided for this ceremony by the king family. excuse me. kelly clarkson will then sing "my country 'tis of thee." we're very excited that richard blanco will be joining us. he is the youngest-ever inaugural poet, the first lgbt inaugural poet and the first latino inaugural poet. reverend louis leon of st. johns church here in lafayette park will also be overseeing the traditional service that kicks off the president's day on monday, will be offering the benediction, and the ceremony will end with beyonce singing the national anthem. a quick thing on the bibles. obviously, these are very, very historic bibles, and these are very symbolic bibles as we head into the 150th anniversary of the emancipation problem proclan and the 50th
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